Summer Series 2022

Summer Series 2022

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Rules/general

  • To receive a Summer Series (SS) medal, you need to complete 6 out of 8 nominated SS races (as per the list below).
  • The Summer Series is designed as a more accessible, shorter-term, shorter-distance, lower-cost version of the Championship, held partly on Summer evenings, and spanning May to early September.
  • Full rules, scoring etc appear at 4 here.

Races – notes

The SS features new/recent features based on their success in the 2021 SS:

  • a Club-only/organised race over the Not The Hermitage course behind/around Birnam; this was the course used as SS5 in 2021; this also doubles as a mob match versus Kinross Road Runners (our first, and probably/hopefully one of many more). This will be quite a social evening with tea/spread served at Birnam Arts immediately after the race (priced at £5; this is not obligatory but highly recommended);

and

  • a Strava time trial – as per the format of much of the 2021 SS – over the 5-mile Dron course (used as SS4 in 2021). Attempts may be made between 1st May and 31st August inclusive; you can run it as many times as you like and your best time will be used for scoring.

The Series seeks to avoid too many clashes with the summer holiday season, and, with its 6/8 approach and the option of the time trial at any point in the season, provides reasonable flexibility.

In response to requests and growing interest in the genre, it also contains a higher trail-running element than preceding SSs.

The races themselves (8)

RaceDateLink
Balfron 10kmSunday 1st MayBEEN AND GONE
Monikie 5K Sunday 22nd MayBEEN AND GONE
Milnathort Dash (~5 miles)Thursday 23rd JuneBEEN AND GONE
Crieff 10KSun 10th July ENTRIES CLOSED
Pitlochry (Faskally) parkrunSat 23rd Julyno booking required - Details
Not the Hermitage (5½ miles)Wed 17th Augustno booking required - club race/mob match v KRR - course instructions
Lochore parkrunSaturday 3rd September no booking required - Details
Dron 5 miles – Strava time trialMay 1st - Aug 31stno booking required - club organised - course instructions

If a race is lost…

The rules allow for more ad hoc replacements. If a race is lost, we shall seek to find a replacement of similar length (if possible), preferably in Perthshire, and offer a minimum of 2 weeks of notice (and ideally more) for this. Members will be notified by email/here on website/FB page.

Results from the 2021 series (based on seven Strava time trials owing to COVID) can be found here